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week. >>> the headline-grabbing word scandal no longer captures what's happening to rupert murdoch's empire. targets as high as the prime minister and the queen and with one of his top lieutenants arrested in london today, this is a moment of reckoning for journalism. is there really any evidence of misconduct here in the u.s.? are murdoch's critics using this crisis as an excuse to vilify him. our guests include the editor of "the guardian." how much is the press being spun by the president and the republicans. i'm howard kurtz. this is "reliable sources." >>> the murdoch media empire is in all-out damage control mode as the scandal at the british papers continues to spread on this side of the atlantic, the fbi opened a preliminary investigation on whether phone hacking took place in the u.s. and the dizzies pace of developments has made headlines around the world. >> mps finally forced murdoch to withdraw his bskyb bid. his empire has cracked, but is it broken. >> following breaking news in london where the embattled chief executive of murdoch's newspaper has resigned. >> news in
with her base, but what after everyone else? >>> plus, the murdoch scandal keeps getting bigger and bigger. gordon brown told the bbc murdoch used known criminals to get access to his personal information and it hit the "sunday times" of london and his company stock is sinking. how bad will this get? >>> jon stewart and fun, a lot of fun, actually, with the murdoch story. that's on the "sideshow" tonight. >>> finally, let me finish with a name synonymous with candor, courage and healing. betty ford. we start with the tough choices necessary for a big budget deal and whether republicans are willing to make them. driving the economy right off that cliff. eugene robinson is the "weekend update" columnist who won the pulitz pulitzer writer. and ron reagan. and a political fight was quite relatable to real people in the country who don't normally watch political programs like this, but will be very much faenaffec by what we talk about in the next couple of minutes. let's listen to the president. >> can you tell the folks at home that no matter what happens, the social security checks are going
>>> rupert murdoch says the phone hacking scandal is not ultimately his fault. this hour, the rivetting testimony about the broken trust, the shattered ethics and those who should pay for alleged crimes. stand by. hackers say they turned the tables on murdoch's company, tap into internal e-mail and other corporate secrets. they're threatening to go public with what they found. and president obama embraces a bipartisan compromise that could potentially, at least, be a way out of looming debt crisis. he's urging house republicans not to waste their time on a symbolic vote due to happen very soon. i'm woft blitzer here in "the situation room." >> rupert murdoch says this is the most humble day of his life. a titan of news business, he was called on the carpet before the british parliament today over the phone hacking scandal that shocked and afalled the world. along with a son and former chief executive, murdoch was hammered with questions about alleged crimes that brought down his popular tabloid, "the news of the world." >> we felt ashamed of what had happened and wanted t
, everyone. tonight what you might call rupert murdoch's pontius pilate moment, he's sorry and a illegal reporting tactics, but he washes his hands when asked if he is ultimately responsible. >> no. >> you're not responsible? who is responsible? >> the people that i trusted to run it and then maybe the people they trusted. >>> plus, michele bachmann responds to former aides who anonymously allege that the rising force in the presidential field suffers from migraines so debilitating they could undermine her ability to lead. >> i am prescribed medication that i take on occasion whenever symptoms arise and they keep my migraines under control. but i'd like to be abundantly clear, my ability to function effectively will not affect my ability to serve as commander in chief. >> dr. sanjay gupta will join us for a reality check. >>> but up first, live action in the house of representatives and how it impacts a search for a deal to keep the government from a default most economist say could derail the already fragile recovery. this hour you see right there live debate. the house is expected by t
option. >> dr. gupta, appreciate your insights. >> thanks, john. >>> and later rupert murdoch said he's the best person to clean up the bribery and hacking scandal engulfing his british newspapers. members of the american postal worker's union handle more than 165 billion letters and packages a year. that's about 34 million pounds of mail every day. ever wonder what this costs you as a taxpayer? millions? tens of millions? hundreds of millions? not a single cent. the united states postal service doesn't run on your tax dollars. it's funded solely by stamps and postage. brought to you by the men and women of the american postal worker's union. >> announcer: this past year alone there's been a 67% spike in companies embracing the cloud-- big clouds, small ones, public, private, even hybrid. your data and apps must move easily and securely to reach many clouds, not just one. that's why the network that connects, protects, and lets your data move fearlessly through the clouds means more than ever. >>> welcome back. here's the latest new you need to know right now. the fbi's arrested 16 pe
. >> raising tax is not, is not a smart idea in the current economic client. >> rupert murdoch, today reports that news corp made bill ons on taxes over the past four years. it's the undercover video everybody is talking about. we have the guy who shot it ntsd the bachmann clinics, attempts to cure gay people. it's an ed show exclusive. mitch mcconnell and john boehner are getting hammered by the tea party for buckling on the debt ceiling debate. senate minority leader mitch mcconnell has proposed a deal to allow the debt ceiling to go up and take cuts to the big three off the table. mcconnell late today put out his last chance plan. >> i would advocate that we pass legislation giving the president the authority, the authority to request of us an increase in the debt ceiling that would take us past the end of his term. that is what he has said. he said he will not sign a debt ceiling that does not take us past the end of his term. >> so mcconnell's plan would allow republicans to vote against the debt increase, but it would allow the president to increase the debt. the downside for the righti
rupert murdoch is going to have to surrender what he knew and when he knew it. >>> betting on disaster. let's play "hardball." >>> good evening. i'm chris matthews in washington. to eat our peas, make tough choices for a big budget deal. today he said without a deal there may not be enough money to send out social security checks. for many republicans in congress, opposing tax has become more than ideology. it's become religion. they're abdicating now their responsibility to co-govern. how are we ever going to get a deal if republican leaders more afraid of the tea party than they are of the economic collapse to come? >>> also, pray away the gay. michele bachmann's husband says the christian counseling practice he runs does not try to pray gay straight, but the video tells a different story. this may make michele bachmann more popular with her base, but what after everyone else? >>> plus, the murdoch scandal keeps getting bigger and bigger. gordon brown told the bbc that murdoch people used known criminals to get access to his personal information and try to bring down his
michele bachmann more popular with her base, but what after everyone else? >>> plus, the murdoch scandal keeps getting bigger and bigger. gordon brown told the bbc that murdoch people used known criminals to get access to his personal information and try to bring down his government. the story has now hit the "sunday times" of london and his company stock is sinking. how bad will this get? jon stewart and british ex-pass had fun, a lot of fun, actually, with the murdoch story. that's on the "sideshow" tonight. and driving right off the cliff. eugene robin sons, of course he won the pulitzer prizewinning there and ron reagan. and a political fight was quite relatable to real people in the country who don't normally watch political programs like this, but will be very much affected by what we talk about in the next couple of minutes. let's listen to the president. >> can you tell the folks at home that no matter what happens, the social security checks are going to go out on august the 3rd? about $20 billion of social security checks that have to go out the day after the government is supp
today the inmates are truly running this asylum, and no deal for you. media mogul rupert murdoch abandons his bid to control one of the world's largest tv networks. ahead, why one senator believes the phone hacking scandal will definitely hit murdoch's american empire. and terror strikes one of the world's financial centers. who is behind three large coordinated explosions that turned city streets into a scene of utter carnage? we're live with the very latest. we are just an hour away from today's latest round of debt talks with growing pessimism setting the stage for a long shot republican escape hatch. in a sign of just how fractured the gop has become, senate republican leader mitch mcconnell has proposed giving the president sweeping new powers to lift the debt limit absent of any congressional approval. administration officials and senate majority leader harry reid praised mr. mcconnell for showing a serious effort to avoid a default. >> he's spent a great deal of time working on this, senator mcconnell did. i commend him for his thoughtful and unique proposal. it's somethin
outcry, but it has not lifted the spotlight from the murdoch empire which controls 40% of newspaper circulation in the u.k. and has worldwide reach. >> rupert murdoch, 1969, shortly after he bought a newspaper, "the news of the world," that was to become his very profitable pride and joy. >> 4 give the individual by all means, but you cannot forget. >> 42 years later, he might well have made the same remarks about the person at the paper became fairly rotten and whose action shocked the nation. the paper, which has been printed for 168 years, became indelibly linked with the worst practices in journalism. james murdoch concluded it could not be amended. >> clearly, practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. and that this company believes in. this company has been a great investor in journalism, a greater investor in media in general, and it is something that we believe very strongly and. clearly, certain activities did not live up to those standards. that is a matter of great regret for me per
, but it has not lifted the spotlight from the murdoch empire which controls 40% of newspaper circulation in the u.k. and has worldwide reach. >> rupert murdoch, 1969, shortly after he bought a newspaper, "the news of the world," that was to become his very profitable pride and joy. >> 4 give the individual by all means, but you cannot forget. >> 42 years later, he might well have made the same remarks about the person at the paper became fairly rotten and whose action shocked the nation. the paper, which has been printed for 168 years, became indelibly linked with the worst practices in journalism. james murdoch concluded it could not be amended. >> clearly, practices of certain individuals did not live up to the standards and quality of journalism that we believe in and that i believe in. and that this company believes in. this company has been a great investor in journalism, a greater investor in media in general, and it is something that we believe very strongly and. clearly, certain activities did not live up to those standards. that is a matter of great regret for me personally and
i'm running away from you guys. >> media tycoon rupert murdoch didn't only deliver the news this week. murdoch was the news and continues to be the news. the owner of the news corp, a $32 billion media con gone rat, is in the eye of a whirl storm. the rap is hacking. murdoch's journalists have been hacking into the cell phones apparently of the owners and users of those phones. police reports say there could be as many as 4,000 victims. murdoch's journalists also invaded confidential medical records, one of those victims is the former prime minister of the united kingdom gordon brown. two of his newspapers reveal private medical records of the son of gordon brown and the young boy's history of cystic fibrosis, which his mother and father were treating as a family matter. >> i can't think of any way that medical condition of a child could be put into the public arena legitimately. >> the international uproar over murdoch's newspaper hacking killed a pending murdoch broadcasting deal, namely, to purchase british sky broadcasting a deal valued at $12 billion. the sitting uk pri
the scandal threatening rupert murdoch. >> can you believe this story? >> unbelievable. >> this story keeps growing. >> it's sort of engulfing different facets of the world. and you can't imagine that it wouldn't come to the united states. >> the guy shows up dead. jude law is now a part of this? in a serious angle that brings this scandal to the united states. >> first, rupert murdoch and his son are preparing to appear before parliament today. police are arresting 11 people since the hacking and bribery allegations emerged including the ceo rebecca brooks who heads to parliament today. uk police being questioned by parliament. they're under scrutiny for failure to investigate previous hacking incidents and alleged ties to executives in murdoch's companies. and "the new york times" reports that aides close to the murdoch family spent years and millions of dollars covering up wrongdoing at the now defunct "news of the world," the "times" cites interviews with hundreds of current and former employees say "the news of the world" paid police for information. and a twist to the story, a reporte
giant rupert murdoch. a closer look at the young wife leepg to her husband's defense. >>> plus from the streets to the stage you'll meet the korea's got talent star who is wowing the world. >>> you might remember susan boyle the woman whose voice captured the world's attention during her performance on the television show britain's got talent. now korea's got talent has discovered a new voice with an amazing story behind it. here is cnn paula hancock in seoul. >> reporter: trying to calm those last minute nerves, he seems just like thousands of other hopefuls on korea's got talent. but he's not. >> reporter: for the next ten years he lived on the streets selling gum and energy drinks. he slept in stairwells or public toilets. and then came this. ♪ >> reporter: this powerful baritone voice from a 22-year-old is as impressive as his determination to pull himself from the streets to the stage. his rendition of the italian song, "in my fantasy" reduced the judges and audience to tears. choi says he still feels uncomfortable being a part of the competition. >> reporter: but he did make
. >> the rupert murdoch scandal may have cost the atlantic. at the department of justice and all kinds of federal agencies will be going after this very hard. we will, too. >> jay rockefeller, this is about allegations of the jourlist working for media mogul rupert murdoch illegally tapped into the phone messages of thousands of people, including families of the victims of 9/11. the fbi is apparently looking into this as well. murdoch, by the way, is a u.s. citizen. tell us about this. >> this is really serious. the foreign corrupt practices act makes it illegal to take bribes anywhere. if you are a u.s.-based corporation, and news corp. is. our laws are in it. even if it did not happen here, and it might have. we might have been just oblivious to the fact it was happening here. i do not know. >> it is huge in britain. that it could bring down the camera government at some point. certainly, it will undermine cameron, all the hard things he is trying to do, will undermine that seriously. >> i heard him in parliament your part of his defense was that the stuff was going on 10 years before he showed
the lead editorial today in rupert murdoch's wall street journal. normally a champion of the most ludicrous republican policies and strategies, encouraging, which is to say ordering, a full surrender on the part of republicans on the debt ceiling saying of mitch mcconnell's strategic surrender yesterday "who can blame them?" they have finally caught on to what they say today "the president's strategy all along, take the debt limit talks behind closed doors, make major spending cuts seem possible in the early days, but then hammer republicans publicly as the deadline nears for refusing to raise taxes on business and the rich." murdoch's editorial writers who normally find themselves in fundamental agreement with the right wing blogosphere are putting down mutiny against the mcconnell surrender. "the hottest precincts of the blog were calling this a sell out yesterday, though they might want to think before they shout. the debt ceiling is going to be increased one way or another and the only question has been what, if anything, republicans could get in return, if mr. obama insists on a tax in
the "huffington post." >> thank you, ezra. >>> stop the presses, and that is exactly what rupert murdoch has done amid a growing hacker scandal. [ female announcer ] kiss everything you know about cookies goodbye. new newtons fruit thins. real blueberries and blueberry brown sugar... crispy whole grain. newtons fruit thins, one unique cookie. newtons♪ uit thins, ♪ ♪ ♪ introducing purina one beyond a new food for your cat or dog. but now i see the splash., ♪ i wanted love, i needed love ♪ ♪ most of all, most of all... ♪ >>> there's developing news out of london where rupert murdoch news corp announced this afternoon they are closing "news of the world" tabloid in response to shocking allegations of hacking. what does this mean for murdoch and the political power and the rest of the empire? we will have much more on that story later. >>> but first, to orlando and sentencing day for casey anthony. alex witt is in the newsroom with more. >> yes, i am. well, casey anthony is will be released from jail in just six days as millions nationwide watched anthony's sentencing on tv and the
in the closet for now. then, rupert murdoch's son in the hot seat. >> what i knew at the time -- >> what did jam know and when did he know it? meantime, mrs. rupert murdoch is in the pink. she wept from trophy wife to a venking angel. a fascinating look at crouching wendy, hidden tiger. >> let's get to washington. there is a crash in a late friday afternoon. our chief white house correspondent is there. and we have kate baldwin on capitol hill. jessica, let me start with you. we've seen this type of thing out of washington. rarely this pointed. how much of this is political theater? how much of this is the real deal? >> reporter: well, at this point it's the real deal. a deal has to get done tonight. we saw the president at his most frustrated in the debt negotiations. and he said that if this does not get done, congress has inflicted a self-inflicted wound. we were told when the president receives the calls saying this deal is off, i was surprising news here. they felt that they had come incredibly close and offered what they thought was a generous deal with $3.5 to $4 trillion yet on the table
rockefeller, allegatioions the journalists working for media mogul rupert murdoch illegally happen to the phone messages of thousands of people, including families of the victims from 9/11. the fbi is probably looking into this as well. murdoch, by the way, is a u.s. citizen. tell us about this. >> this is really serious because the foreign corrupt practices act makes it illegal to take bribes -- to pay bribes anywhere. if you are a u.s.-based corporation, and news corp. is. our laws are in it. even if it did not happen here, and it might have happened here. we might have just en oblivious to the fact it was happening here. i do not know. >> it is huge in britain. >> it could bring down the cameron government at some point. separately, it will undermine all the hard things he is trying to do, will undermine that seriously. >> i heard him in parliament, and part of his defense was that this was going on 10 years before he showed up >> peter king, chairman of the -- republican chairman of the house homeland security committee has asked the fbi to investigate because there is concerne
. and the "roundtable" debate the politics of the divide. plus -- >> i apologize. >> rupert murdoch under fire. heads s ll at his media empire, but will that be enough to save it? >>> and in africa, a cry for help. millions, threatened by an epic drought, the worst in 60 years. we'll take you there. then, we're live from germany where the american woman's soccer team has a shot at making history. >> announcer: live from the newseum in washington, "this week" with christiane amanpour starts right now. >>> welcome to the program. we've got lots to get to this morning. but, first, some headlines since your morning papers. there is breaking news to report in london. the bbc has learned that rebecca brooks, rupert murdoch's top lieutenant in the uk has been arrested on suspicion of corruption. earlier she resigned from her position as chief executive of news international. in the wake of the scandal rocking the murdoch empire. much more on this developing story later in the program. >>> casey anthony is a free woman this morning. she walked out of jail just after midnight, 12 days after she was acquitted of
hacking scandal is found dead, and there's more trouble in the united states for rupert murdoch. filmmaker robert greenwall on the latest. in psycho talk tonight. >> yes, they have the right to do that. that's not discriminating based upon religion against their particular religion. >> republican presidential hopeful herman cain has a warped understanding of the constitution. more anti-islam remarks from the godfather's pizza man. tonight, he's attacking another candidate on his religion. remember last week everybody was saying, well, the president is in such a good place right now. really? folks, as liberals we need to prepare ourselves, i think, for the big cave. it could be on the way. the president said he wouldn't agree. he would not agree to cut to the big three unless republicans were going to put revenues on the table. he was asked about it last week. >> did you see any deal if they don't budge on taxes? >> i do not see a path to a deal if they don't budge, period. i mean, if the basic proposition is it's my way or the highway, then we're probably not going to get something done be
michele bachmann and sarah palin and with help from rupert murdoch's corrupt media empire. i wonder why he's having such a tough time governing. >> if each side wants 100%, then we can't get anything done. >> the president goes big, republicans go backwards. >> i have bent over backwards to work with the republicans. >> the one thing he won't accept is a short-term solution. >> boehner's people and republicans on capitol hill say they are ready to eat the peas, but the peas can't have flavor of tax increases. >> speaker boehner is caught between the tea party and catastrophe. >> he basically caved in on saturday night after pressure from eric cantor. >> he has the power in the house. >> what can you tell me about the relationship between speaker boehner and eric cantor? >> senator dick durbin joins me. >> john boehner is along for the ride. >> not all republicans believe the united states will default. >> i will be voting no on increasing the debt ceiling. >> these are ignorant people feeding lies to their constituents. >> dr. evil only asked for $1 million. >> tax pledges aren't the only
may have been a victim of phone hacking by an investigator working for rupert murdoch's newspapers. more now on the story from bbc's newsnight. >> it is like an entire enemy in system going into violent reaction. suddenly, those he wanted to smile on him find rupert murdoch's -- >> i think they should be focused on clearing goes up rather than on the next corporate moves. >> the affliction spread as other news international paper's are accused of invading the privacy of gordon brown and his family. we have new details on how boredom brown reacted. it happened at the moment of rupert murdoch was supposed to take a bigger role in british life. rumors swirling around a news international this afternoon are that to save the sky deal, rupert murdoch might drop all of his united kingdom newspapers. more accusations that the police were corrected in exchange for information. also, enough air-conditioning to pay for football in the desert. how did a country persuade fifa to have them play the world cup. >> it fits the prejudice that people have in their mind. an arab nation could not have
. >> i am the first president to live tweet. tabloidt murdoch's "news of the world" is dead, of shame. >> we a fundamentally preached trust with our readers. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> for the record, let me say that unemployment rose to 9.2% last month, even though the economy added 18,000 jobs. astill the key on the debt limit. the president and speaker boehner have been talking about a plan to cut $4 trillion in government spending over the next 10-15 years. how do you do that? how do you increase revenue? loopholes, reduce tax deductions? or republicans dare to do that? will democrats signed onto cuts to medicare or social security? >> democrats, sucked it up. put entitlements on the table, make sure that at the end of the day, these are still programs that serve the public. >> dick durbin, democrat senate wit. sounds so reasonable when you put it on paper, nina. why can they not get it done? >> i don't know why they cannot get done. i do know why. if you looat the polling data, the american public wants no changes in social security, medi
attacks almost a decade ago. nbc's anabel reports on the demise. >> reporter: rupert murdoch arrived in london to oversee the crisis threatening his media empire in britain. on the road to his headquarters he enjoyed one last read of the newspaper he closed down last week. "thank you and good-bye" screamed the front page. it was britain's biggest selling paper with an unbeaten record for exposing corruption but the tables have turned and it is now being investigated following allegations of police bribery and widespread hacking of personal voice mails. few of the current staff were at the paper when these events are alleged to have taken place but all have lost their jobs. >> it's a terrific shame that it's come to this. and as i said to the staff this morning, you know, it's -- nobody wants it to be. >> reporter: mr. murdoch walked out of his london home with rebekah brooks, head of news corp.'s british newspaper. together they face a tempest of criticism and complaint which could jeopardize mr. murdoch's planned $19 billion takeover of britain's largest satellite broadcaster bskyb.
twitter. >> i am going to make history as the first president to live tweet. >> rupert murdoch's tabloid giant "news of the world" is dead, a shame. >> it finally breached a trust with readers. captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> for the record, and unemployment rose to 9.2% last month, even though the economy added 18 at thousand jobs. still no deal on the debt limit. they are going to work over the weekend. the president and speaker boehner have been talking about a plan that would cut $4 trillion at government spending over the next 15 years, but how you do that? close tax loopholes, reduce tax deductions? what republicans ever dared to do that? will democrats ever signed onto cuts in medicare and social security? >> democrats, suck it up. put the entitlements on the table and make sure at the end of the 80's are still programs that serve the public -- at the end of the day these are still programs that serve the public. >> dick durbin. all sounds so reasonable, why can they not get done? >> i don't know why. i do know why. if you look at the polling d
's investigation into the murdoch scandal. and at one point as rupert murdoch was explaining he knew little of the phone hacking and didn't try to cover it up a man tried to hit him way plate full of shaving cream. murdoch's wife there in the pink came to his defense and he was unhurt. and texas representative, a man who believes president obama isn't really an american, has come up with an ethically irrational explanation why the august 2nd debt ceiling deadline isn't really a deadline. >>> finally, let me finish with the performance art of the republican house. we start with the debate over the economy now. joe walsh, a republican from illinois. sir, i wonder, go through a couple details of the bill you're voting on this evening. i read through the text today. here's what i learned. the plan doesn't say what exactly has to be cut. but it has a special exemption for more on terrorism spending. cap reduces spending of the fraught government to $19.9% by the year 2021, fen years from now and the house said it would need a two-thirds vote on a constitutional amendment to balance the budget an
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